This season, San Francisco Opera is pleased to continue building on the Earn Your Wings campaign that began last year. Earn Your Wings is a San Francisco Opera initiative that invites patrons to engage with and support our community partnerships in meaningful and demonstrative ways. We are asking our audiences to deeply consider what it means to be a “global citizen” who participates in and advocates to support the arts, even as we fight to address critical societal issues, like homelessness.
In fall of 2018, San Francisco Opera partnered with Community Housing Partnership and Compass Family Services to instigate a new era of what is termed, civic practice. The goal of this partnership is for us to redefine what a collaboration might be between an arts organization and a social service agency. These efforts are about building community and working together in strategic ways that makes the art of opera more accessible, and the critical work of our community partners better known.